No. 1754 ~ EASTER DAY OF THE LORD’S RESURRECTION
SUNDAY MASS TIMES
Holy Rosary: 6.00 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena 7.30 pm
St Eugene’s Moneyneena: 9.00 am
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: 10.00 am
St Columba’s Straw: 11.00 am
Holy Rosary: 12 noon
DAILY MASS TIMES FOR THIS WEEK
Holy Rosary Church
Monday - Friday ~ 10.00 am
St Columba’s Church Straw
Wednesday ~ 7.30 pm
Friday ~ 7.30 pm
Before the Vigil Masses
Fr. Peter Madden PP VF
40 Derrynoyd Road
Fr John Downey CC
36 Moneyneena Rd
Fr Dermot McGirr CC
50 Tobermore Road, Desertmartin
9 High Street Tel: 79628248
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
9.00 am – 3.00 pm
Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm
Wednesday ~ Closed
Office closed next week (Easter Week)
All notices for the Bulletin should be received by 1.00 pm on Wednesday. firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpline telephone number: 07710838050
Masses in the Holy Rosary Church are transmitted live on the parish website:
The priests of the parish wish to thank all who contributed in any way to the beautiful Easter ceremonies over the past few days in the parish, especially the choirs who practiced long hours during Lent to add to the solemnity of our celebrations of the Paschal Mystery.
Special thanks to Fr Seamus O'Neill who continues to serve the parish so generously and whose support to the priests of the parish is invaluable.
May everyone have a joyful Easter and may the hope the resurrection of Jesus offers cast away the shadows of winter in all our hearts.
Rejoice for He is risen
There will be no Eucharistic Adoration on Easter Monday April 22.
Adoration in Holy Rosary Church will resume on Monday April 20.
MONDAY EVENING MASS
There will be no 7.30 pm Mass in Holy Rosary Church on Easter Monday April 22.
Thank you to all parishioners who took part in the recent parish survey. There was a tremendous response and sometime after Easter an overall picture of parishioners responses will be made available.
If you offered your services to the parish but did not sign the survey, please give your name and address to one of the priests of the parish.
Once again thank you for taking the time to participate in this ongoing conversation that all parishes in the diocese of Derry must have as we now face the challenges of fewer priests in the immediate future.
PARISH OFFICE NOTICE
Ballinascreen Parish Office will be closed next week (Easter Week).
It will reopen on Monday 29 April.
We extend our prayerful sympathy to the family and relatives of:
Joseph O’Hagan, Desertmartin,
Brid Doherty, Fintown
Patsy Molloy, Maghera.
MONTH’S MIND MASSES
Maire Gormley, Moykeeran Drive, Wednesday 24 April in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.
Ellen Eames, Slievegallion Park, Friday 26 April in St Columba’s Church Straw at 7.30 pm.
FIRST ANNIVERSARY MASS
Hubert Donnelly, Newry on Saturday 27 April in Holy Rosary Church at 6.00 pm.
Philip Doherty, Danny McCloskey,
John P Bradley, Lily McGurk,
Annie McGovern, Rita McDonald,
Joe McEldowney. Joseph Conway.
We welcome into God’s family through the Sacrament of Baptism;
Finn Sean David O’Hagan, Mulinderg
Aria Rose Molloy, Moneyneena Road,
Leo Michael Shaw, Fortview
Charlie Joseph Quinn, Mulinderg.
LAST SUNDAY’S COLLECTIONS
Weekly Collection: £2415
Church Renovation Collection: £1617.
Many thanks to all who contributed.
TRÓCAIRE LENTEN BOXES
Please return your Trócaire Box next weekend, if you have not already done so. Thank you.
Fr Madden wishes to acknowledge with sincere thanks a generous donation of £300 to the parish.
CEMETERY SUNDAY 2019
Cemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday 16 June. Further details later.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2019
First Holy Communion will be celebrated in Ballinascreen Parish on the following dates in May 2019:
Saturday 4 May ~ Gaelscoil na Speiríní in St Columba’s Church Straw,
Saturday 11 May ~ St Columba’s P.S. in St Columba’s Church, Straw,
Saturday 18 May ~ St Mary’s P.S. in Holy Rosary Church, Draperstown,
Saturday 18 May ~ St Eoghan’s P.S. in St Eugene’s Church, Moneyneena.
First Sunday of the month:
Holy Rosary after 12 noon Mass
Second Saturday of the month:
St Eugene’s Moneyneena at 3.00 pm
Fourth Sunday of the month:
St Columba’s Straw at 3.00 pm
St Patrick’s Sixtowns: By arrangement.
A baptism card is to be completed when booking a baptism. Please contact the Parish Office to book a baptism.
SVP FURNITURE SALE
Due to our very limited storage space we are selling off wardrobes, beds, tables and chairs and suites of furniture. If interested in buying any of the above, please contact us on SVP Helpline number 07710838050.
PARISH ANNIVERSARY MASS
The Friday 7.30 pm Mass in St Columba’s Straw is offered as an anniversary Mass for deceased parishioners. If you wish to have your loved one prayed for at this Mass you MUST give their name to the Parish Office by Thursday of the relevant week.
One Day Retreats begin Saturday 4 May and continue on 5, 6, 11,12, 14,19, 21, 25 , 26 and 27 May.
Why not take some time and space on Lough Derg personally or as a parish group this May? A new event for those who serve in lay parish ministry, is our Parish Ministry Day Saturday 18 May. Booking essential. Telephone 0035371 9861518. Email: email@example.com or view website www.loughderg.org
A sum of money was found on St Patrick’s Street. Contact Marleen, telephone 79629066.
Queen of the May Festival Friday 3 May to Monday 6 May. We invite anyone who would like to set up a May Altar to please get in touch. Phone 71351233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK
Knights of Columbanus (Derry) pilgrimage to Knock, Sunday 26 May. Cost £15. Everyone welcome. Phone 07851829282 for further information.
SMA DROMANTINE RETREATS
Awareness and Mindful Living. Conducted by Martina and Patrick Sheehan. 10.00 am on Friday 10 May – Sunday 12 May at 2.00 pm.
Forgiveness; the journey from hurt to healing, freedom and peace. Conducted by Fr. Des Corrigan SMA Saturday. 22 June 9.30 am – 5.00 pm . Contact Retreat Centre, Dromantine Tel. 028-30821964 or email email@example.com
WIND FARM FUND
Brackagh Quarry Wind Farm Community Fund is open for applications for up to £2,000 from community / voluntary groups within a four mile radius of the wind farm site. Interested? Contact Shauna in Workspace for more information on 02879628113.
Free 2 week course on basic photography – how to get the most out of your camera/phone and tips on taking a good photo. Monday 27 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon.
Painting for Pleasure resumes Wednesday 1 May for 9 weeks. Spaces still available at both 10.00 am -12 noon and 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm.
Late spring colour and summer containers with Margaret Johnston, Friday 17 May, 10.00 am – 12 noon.
Free dog microchipping and goodie bags. Tuesday 21 May, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, no need to book.
Phone 79627826 to book any of the above. Everyone welcome.
ST MARY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL
Draw Winners ~ Final Week
£150 ~ Lee Heron, Sixtowns Road
£60 ~ Cathal Myles, Corrick Road
£40 ~ John Woods, Derry.
ST MARY’S HALL DESERTMARTIN
Many thanks to all who supported the clothes recycling appeal. If any bags were missed please leave them at the door of St Mary’s Hall or contact 07887614094 for collection.
Bingo Wednesday 24 April at 8.00 pm. Prizes: £30 line £50 a house, middle and last page £100 a house
Sewing class Friday 26 April 6 week block cost £25 beginners welcome. Please contact Olive on 078876144094 or Philomena on 07866381473.
Crochet classes commence Thursday2 May 7.00 pm -9.00 pm. 6 weeks cost £25.
Monday yoga classes commence 29 April with Angela from 10.30 am -12 noon 3 week block, costs £18.
Tuesday yoga classes with Paula commence 7 May at 7.30 pm, for ladies and gents. £25 for 4 weeks to be paid at first class.
If interested in any of the above please contact 078876144094.
DRAPERSTOWN CELTIC RunDC
Run DC on 28 April at 11.00 am with 10km and 5km runs and a 5km walk. Enter www.draperstownceltic.co.uk
One-to one sessions about computer or any IT problems with Niall McVeigh on Friday 26 April, 31 May and 21 June. Booking necessary.
Study facilities available for students on Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays.
POPE FRANCIS @PONTIFEX
Christ, out of love, sacrificed himself completely in order to save you. His outstretched arms on the cross are the most telling sign that he is a friend who is willing to stop at nothing.